Sunday, May 15, 2011

Chocolate Mocha Cream Cake.

Thanks for bearing with me.  Today's reward?  An amazing chocolate cake recipe.  And for someone is who is pretty so so on her for chocolate and normally not a cake eater.  You know this is gotta be good if I've fallen in love with it.

My aunt made this for Heidi's wedding shower and it was a hit!  And I even ate more after finding out the cake batter has mayonnaise in it.  You read it, right mayonnaise.  Don't discard the recipe though.  As long as you like a shot of espresso every once and a while and enjoy chocolate in some variety, you'll enjoy this super moist and super delicious cake.

Chocolate Mocha Cream Cake.
(Recipe from my Aunt Janet who got it from Light Cooking)
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
3/4 cup unsweetened baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup hot strong brewed coffee
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mocha Cream Frosting:
1/4 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon instant coffee
1 small jar marshmallow cream
1 small cool whip (thawed)

Chocolate Syrup

Combine dry cake ingredients in a large bowl (preferably that of a stand mixer).  Add mayonnaise, oil, coffee, and vanilla; beat until blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Pour batter into a greased 9x13 pan.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick entered into the center comes out clean.  Cool completely.  And, yes, this step is crucial!

Make the mocha cream frosting by combining the boiling water and coffee granules in a large bowl (preferably that of a stand mixer).  Stir until granules are dissolved.  Add marshmallow cream; beat until smooth.  Fold in cool whip.  Spread frosting over the top of cooled cake.  Drizzle with chocolate syrup.  Chill until ready to serve.

Can't wait to have this again at my sister's Bachelorette Party!  My husband ate a couple pieces with ice cream.  He claims ice cream makes everything better, so, make the cake, grab some ice cream, and enjoy!!

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